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New York City, November 2002

George and Mark went to New York together in November 2002, because George needed to spend two days working on the organ at Park Avenue Christian Church, built in 1909 to an Arts and Crafts design by Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram and associates. (In Cleveland, Cram was the architect for the Church of the Covenant--which is even more beautiful, and features hand-carved wooden angels above the sanctuary aisle and Grueby Pottery tiles in the entry.) During the day, Mark did some research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On Tuesday night, November 19th, we visited The Juilliard School (part of the Lincoln Center complex), where George had worked on the pipe organ a few months earlier. We listended to a demonstration about improvising chord structures and tempos on church hymns. 

On Wednesday night, November 20th, we were able to attend the Broadway musical Hairspray! The music was upbeat, and we had wonderful seats. It was George's first New York play, and we enjoyed it immensely.

Here are a few photos, for our family and friends.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2002 Lincoln Center, New York City
Holtkamp Organ at The Juilliard School Sculpture by Henry Moore, Lincoln Center (night)
Mark and George at Organ Console, Park Avenue Park Avenue Christian Church, Gothic style
Detail of metalwork on oak sanctuary door Allegorical limestone sculptures around the door
George is not praying to the Holtkamp Organ Console. He's doing the clean-up needed for the work to be done! View from the sanctuary. This window looks like Tiffany.
Stained glass windows Medieval-style entrance to the sanctuary

© 2002 Mark Bassett
Updated 11/25/02